Best friend trip to L.A. for a couple days before she took off on an international trip. We wanted to be near the airport since she had an early flight on her day of departure. The hotel is a 10-15 minute drive to the airport, depending on traffic. It is in a typical working class area of L.A. Only a few food options within walking distance but there is a liquor store right across the street if you feel the need to get your drink on.
Check-in started out a bit sketchy when the manager/owner told us his computer was down. No worries, that happens. We filled out the registration card, explained that the room had been pre-paid online, and began looking for the e-mail showing the receipt. During this exchange he all but accused us of lying and told us that he had been in the hotel business for many years (not sure what his experience level had to do with the situation). Then when we showed him the electronic proof of payment, his computer suddenly started working again and he found our reservation.
We got to the room, which was a good size, but had an awkwardly large (and uncomfortable) couch in the middle of the room. I get that they were trying to create a seating area, but a couple of club chairs would have done the trick. It was apparent that the room was being upgraded. The bed was good and sheets clean; the carpet was decent. The double sinks were nice (didn't match - but quite trendy) and the amount of counter space was awesome. The bathroom had new tile but the plumbing was old, rusted, and hanging off the walls. The shower curtain had obvious mold and mildew on it and the tub was chipped in a couple spots. There were a couple of six legged "friends" in the tub in the morning.
For $95, in L.A., I am not expecting above average or excellent accommodations, but the price was a bit much for an average level stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Inglewood Econo Lodge
- Econo Lodge Inglewood